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Tony's Lord Nelson Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
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37 Victoria Street West, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 14:30
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Croydon, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Some said “don’t judge a book by its cover” how right they are. This restaurant was just two doors up from our hotel (The Best Western). From the outside it looks small and a bit seedy but go inside and wow it opens up to a lovely pub style restaurant with a large dinning area up-stares. The staff were all... More 

Thank Keith W
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been here without a reservation which was no problem at all! We got to sit in one of the cosy booths where we felt quite comfortable! The staff was very friendly, the wine we had very good and the food just amazingly delicious!!! The prices were about 38$ per plate including really tender steak, kumara (sweet potato) or... More 

Thank Monika F
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We found Tony's Lord Nelson one night many years ago. We stepped in through the small front door into a world of grand dining. The Steak and Seafood selections are amazing, plus there is plenty more to choose from on the menu. Our children have all grown up now so if we get together we want it to be special.... More 

Thank Graham L
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147 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best Western suggested this restaurant and offered $8 voucher toward meal. It was late and we were tired so why not walk 2 doors down and eat. So very glad we did! It is an older restaurant but don't let that influence you, it's charming and homey. Our waitress was outstanding and helpful on dining suggestions. My husband had a... More 

Thank Martie E
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44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here upon the recommendation of our hotel staff... a bit dated in appearance and located along a well travelled side street but that really added to the experience. Booth seating was extremely upright, but the old school maritime vibe was fun and unique. The staff was friendly and attentive. What the entrees lack in presentation, they more than... More 

Thank Posner1
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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78 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited Lord Nelson's again last weekend with friends and it was once again excellent.All of us enjoyed our meals immensely......from the seafood chowder to the deep fried oysters,or raw oysters.....to a seafood platter or steaks...all was cooked to perfection.My wine was delicious....it was The Doctors Marlborough Reisling.Highly recommended.

Thank molly215
Shanghai, China
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110 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A recommendation from a friend, this establishment serves your basic pub food, with decent pricing. Good service, good food and wine/beer options. Overall quite good, but don't expect 5 Star!

Thank Lars O
Tauranga, New Zealand
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The rack of lamb was cooked well but there was no provision for cleaning the hands after as had to pick up the chops to eat. The salad was too basic thrown together and not worth eating.

Thank ChinaChinaChina
Dallas, Texas
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46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

But with the usual fish and chips! (They were good). However can highly recommend the pan-fried snapper. Also good portion sizes. Sufficient for eat-in if really hungry but enough for take-away if less hungry. Excellent location and great service.

Thank HPS-TX
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

I have ordered many different things from their extensive menu and they have never failed to deliver AWESOME food. The staff are wonderful, welcoming and patient with large groups. The portions are a good size. The steak is one of the best I have ever eaten and I will continue to go back every month when in town.

Thank Alex C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
New Zealand, Steakhouse, International, European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 37 Victoria Street West, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
  • Phone Number: 379-4564

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?